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July 29, 2022

First Bride to Fall by Ginny Baird ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

A shy woman. Her outdoorsy crush. And the bet that could bring them together…or implode spectacularly.

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book cover of romance novel First Bride to Fall by Ginny Baird
June 2022; Entangled: Amara; 978-1649372109
audio, ebook, print (352 pages); romance

If you enjoy Hallmark movies, you're going to love this book.  It's a romance about a girl trying to get a long-time crush to fall in love with her even though they have totally opposite views of life.  Just as the romance slowly begins, he hears gossip in town and begins to question her feelings toward him.  He decides that he needs to put an end to the growing feelings that they have for each other but he wants her to be the one to end their relationship.  His plan backfires and her plan begins to fall apart.  Will they be able to find a middle ground and create a new and better relationship despite their differences? 

Nell and her two sisters work at the coffee shop owned by their parents.  The shop is struggling and when the girls found out that their parents have put a second mortgage on the business, they know that they need to save the shop and their parents from bankruptcy.  To right old wrongs, an old family friend who betrayed them in the past has offered her son, Aiden,  in marriage to one of the three sisters.  The sisters are appalled but make an agreement that whichever one of them is not engaged to be married in 30 days, will have to marry Aiden.

Nell decides that now is the time to pursue Grant.  She's had a crush on him since high school but only admired him from afar.  To start her plan to get him to marry her, she signs up for a hike provided by his nature group.  It's pretty apparent right from the start that she isn't an outdoorsy person and after a series of misadventures and sprained ankles, she ends up at his fishing cabin overnight.  The sparks begin to fly but when he hears about the bet she has with her sisters, he's hurt and decides to make her think he's a real loser. Will she end up marrying Aiden or will she and Grant get their happily ever after?

I thought that this was a quick light fun romance but I did think that it was a bit unrealistic that two people could fall in love so quickly.  If you can suspend your disbelief about instant love and just read it for the interplay between the two main characters, it will leave you with a smile on your face and looking forward to the next book in the series that features one of the other sisters.

NOTE: The books in this series can be read as a standalone.  Book 2 Second Bride Down will publish on October 25.

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  You can connect with her on Facebook.

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